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O'KEEFFE'S COMPANY HISTORYThe roots of O'Keeffe's® Company go back more than 20 years to an arid region on the California-Oregon border known as the Klamath Basin. Bill O'Keeffe was a rancher and diagnosed diabetic who loved his rigorous, physical work. The tough lifestyle, however, took its toll on his hands and feet. His daughter, Tara, seeing the pain caused by his chronically dry skin, was driven to find product that relieved her father’s severely dry, cracked skin. Applying her skills as a pharmacist, Tara and her father spent years creating and testing various formulations mixed in her kitchen, until, many years later, she developed the basic formula for what has become O'Keeffe's® Working Hands® and, eventually, O’Keeffe’s® for Healthy Feet®. Now, with the amazing quality of Bill and Tara O'Keeffe's formula, O’Keeffe’s® Company is committed to carrying out their legacy—developing skin care solutions that work as hard as you do. O'Keeffe's® Company is a family-owned business and is proud to support our workers, the backbone of every American community. In 2015, O’Keeffe’s® expanded their product line to include Working Hands® and Healthy Feet® in tubes. These are designed for those that prefer tubes for ease of use, portability and cleanliness but still want the same results provided by O’Keeffe’s® jars. In 2016, O’Keeffe’s® expanded again – this time into the Lip Care and Body Lotion categories! Like all O’Keeffe’s® products, NEW Lip Repair® Lip Balm and Skin Repair® Body Lotion are Guaranteed Hardworking Skincare.
1+ PRODUCT INFORMATION
Does Working Hands® differ from Healthy Feet? Healthy Feet uses the same science and is very similar to Working Hands but it is made with a special formulation to help penetrate the tough, thick surface skin of feet and heels. The idea behind having both products on the market was that many consumers don’t enjoy using the same product on their hands and feet, so Healthy Feet was created with similar ingredients and reformulated to be effective on thick, tough skin of the feet. Working Hands and Healthy Feet products do not contain: Any animal by-products, soy, or lanolin. What is the difference between the original O’Keeffe’s jars and the tubes? The two formulas are different because the jar formula physically cannot be put through a tube, so we had to make some tweaks to make that possible. However, the primary reasons that many consumers love the jar are still brought to life in the tube. It still contains a high level of glycerin, thus is extremely moisturizing and still unscented and not greasy. Both products are highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. The biggest difference between the two products is the package. Will the original O’Keeffe’s jar product still be offered? Yes, we will continue to offer Working Hands and Healthy Feet in both the tube formulas and the original jar formulas. How is O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair similar to Working Hands and Healthy Feet? Like all O’Keeffe’s products, Lip Repair is guaranteed relief – specifically for extremely, dry, cracked lips. It is fast-absorbing, hypoallergenic, and long lasting. How is O'Keeffe's® Skin Repair similar to Working Hands® Hand Cream and Healthy Feet Foot Cream? Like all O'Keeffe's® products, Skin Repair is Guaranteed Hardworking Skincare - specifically for extremely dry, itchy skin. It is fast absorbing, hypoallergenic, and long lasting.
Working Hands/Healthy Feet: Store the product in a cool, dry location. Remember to completely tighten the lid after use, so the cream does not dry out. There is no way to fix the cream if the product has dried out. Lip Repair: Protect product from excessive heat. Best if stored at room temperature, between 20°C and 25°C. Skin Repair: Store away from excessive heat. Room temperature is ideal. Rough & Red: Store away from excessive heat. Room temperature is ideal
3+ SHELF LIFE
O’Keeffe’s® products have a shelf life of 3 years.
Working Hands/Healthy Feet: For best results, apply a small dab (close to the size of a pea) as needed throughout the day. Apply after hand washing, after bathing and at bedtime as these are the most effective times for moisturizing extremely dry skin. Mild stinging of severely dry skin is normal, but discontinue if it persists. If recommended usage is followed, you should begin to see improvement in a week or so; however, we do hear from many customers who see results much sooner. Lip Repair: For best results, apply to lips as needed throughout the day. Stop use if irritation occurs. Skin Repair: Apply a small amount to dry skin – it’s all you need. Reapply as needed throughout the day. Rough & Red: Apply a small amount to dry skin - it's all you need. Reapply as needed throughout the day.
O’Keeffe’s® products wash off skin with soap and warm water. If product gets on fabric or other material, standard laundry detergent for clothing will work, or you can try spot cleaning.
6+ HEALTH AND SAFETY
Working Hands and Healthy Feet creams can be used on other areas of the body as needed, such as arms, legs or chest. No specific testing has been conducted for product use during pregnancy, please consult your doctor if you have further questions. Non-toxic. If ingested in small quantities, it is unlikely to cause significant problems. If large amounts are ingested, minor GI upset including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may result. SUNBURN ALERT: This product contains an alphahydroxyl acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
7+ ANIMAL TESTING
O’Keeffe’s Company believes strongly in the inherent rights of animals. Therefore, it is our promise that we have never, and will never, test our products on animals.
The Working Hands and Healthy Feet jars are polypropylene, #5 recyclable. The grip around the lid is TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers). The top of the lid is polypropylene and there is no latex in the lid, or the jar. The Working Hands and Healthy Feet tubes are polyethylene (PE) and the cap is polypropylene (PP). Both are recyclable where the appropriate recycling streams exist. The Lip Repair sticks (body and cap) are #5 recyclable. The Lip Repair tube body is #2 and #4 recyclable, and the cap is #5 recyclable. The Skin Repair bottle is HDPE (high density polyethylene), #2 recyclable. The pump is made up of PP (polyproylene), stainless steel, acetal, and PE (polyethylene), not recyclable. The Skin Repair tube is made up of HDPE (65%) and LDPE (35%), not recyclable. The cap is PP, #5 recyclable. The Rough & Red Relief jar and lid are both polypropylene #5 recyclable. They are recyclable where PP (polypropylene) streams exist. All of the labels and the seal/liner are mixed plastics and, thus, not recyclable.